You can’t cuddle with birds, observes criminology major Yumna Kashif. That’s why she made a point of stopping in to visit with the certified stress-relieving dogs of Therapeutic Paws of Canada, Monday in the CAW Student Centre.
Kashif owns four budgies, but says they can’t compete with canines for combatting pre-exam jitters.
“This is a great way for me to socialize with animals and make new friends,” she said as she held Mya, a small Pomeranian mix. “It is very relaxing.”
Students lined up outside the door waiting for their turns taking a “Paws from Stress” during the first of two campus appearances this week by the volunteers—both two- and four-legged. They will return Wednesday, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Salon A of the Ambassador Auditorium, on the second floor of the CAW Student Centre.